Autumn Fruits to avoid with dogs

There is nowhere more beautiful than Britain in Autumn. While we enjoy their glory in summer, during autumn their fruits can put pets at risk if eaten in quantity.

Acorns

Oak trees and their acorns contain tannins which are toxic. If you have a pooch that loves to snuffle, keep an eye on what they are eating.

Conkers

Never be tempted to throw a conker for your pooch. Conkers contain a chemical called aesculin which can make a dog very sick. Symptoms include lethargy, diarrhoea, discomfort and pain and may lead to toxic shock. The symptoms may occur within two days of the dog eating conkers. You should contact your vet straight away if you believe you dog may be at risk.

Apple

All types of Apple trees could be toxic to dogs and cats. The seeds contain a chemical that’s metabolized into cyanide when digested. Eating them can cause an upset tummy.

Cherry and family

Cherry relatives include Apricot, Plum and Peach, Like Apples, these trees produce chemicals that metabolize into cyanide. Like apples, these can cause upset tummies.

Holly

Both the spiny leaves and bright-red berries contain toxins that can harm your pets. This can cause an upset tummy and diarrhoea.

If you are concerned your pet has eaten any of these fruits or shows symptoms of eating these fruits, call your local vet who will give you the best advice.